Why anime first-person shooters can be a match made in (gaming) heaven

Before we begin, let me make one thing perfectly clear: I LOVE anime and first-person shooters. In fact, I’ve been watching and playing them respectively since my pre-teens, and I’ve always been captivated by the former’s depth (when done right) and the latter’s high-octane action (again, when done right).
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The Thrill of the Game: Why I Love Sports Anime

I am a huge fan of sports, like a massive uber fan. There's only a handful of sports I actively disdain in every capacity (like golf, motorsports, and cricket to name a few) so being a fan of both sports and anime it would seem like a no-brainer that I'd like sports anime, right? Well, that's where you'd be somewhat… »3/10/15 5:01am3/10/15 5:01am

​"If You Want to Be a Hero, You Need to Have Dreams."

To SOLDIER 1st Class Zack Fair of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, this phrase, this motto of his, became his modus operandi. His whole life revolved around pursuing his dreams with all his heart, and defending his honor. And for some reason, after all the times I've played through that game and talked about it, and… »5/09/14 3:54pm5/09/14 3:54pm

Storytelling and Gameplay in Video Games

It's a controversial topic in gaming: should the focus be on improving the "gameplay" aspects of the game or making a story worth telling? You'll hear a different answer from everyone, whether they realize their answer is different or not. I exist as part of the minority of gamers that plays games solely for the story. »5/05/14 10:40am5/05/14 10:40am